Find out which artists are performing at the next Transcendence event

 

MARCH 14TH 2019

Headliner

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SOPHIA THAKUR

Ever since Sophia climbed onto the stage at the age of 16 and captivated a room full of adults, she has pushed the traditional boundaries of poetry and literature to inspire audiences across the country. Sophia is a truly unique speaker delivering an incredibly powerful message on topics ranging from mental health, diversity, politics, wellbeing to the key issue of the day.

Sophia was the first poet to be invited to give two TED talks before the age of 20, which in turn led to participation at events organised by The Guardian, The Royal Family, Channel 4, BBC, Viacom, Nike and event the Liberal Democrat party. She is often invited into work with the creative teams at Nike, Samsung and MTV to share her talents for crafting powerful prose, to further enhance their campaigns.

Sophia has performed at the Rockin’ Your Teens Annual Girls conference and is a youth ambassador for the betterment of young black girls, whilst leading BET and MTV’s global female campaigns for International Women’s Day and Black History Month. Sophia’s work also includes intimate forums with cancer patients, Cancer Research UK, Refugees and the Stand For Humanity foundation.

She has recently signed a major publishing deal, which will see the launch of her eagerly anticipated debut poetry collection, distributed globally in 50 languages. Now a multi-award-winning writer and speaker, In every respect, Sophia is pulling poetry into every industry, and leaving each speechless along the way.

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headliner at MARCH transcendence

Featured Artists

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mARJ DIAMOND

Marjorie Agwang, better known by her stage name Marjorie Diamond, is a British spoken-word artist/actress. She studied Law and Media Communications at University but  has always had a place in her heart for the creative arts especially acting and writing. Her love for writing poetry started in 2013 when she went through a life changing bereavement and went to the pen and paper to simply journal, vent and channel her thoughts. Which then turned into poetry pieces. Marjorie's recent poetry event was at Rhema arts UK where she was the competition winner performing alongside other head line artists. Marjorie is currently working on her EP which is due to be released this year. Marjorie hopes to encourage those who hear her words and to bring life and hope. Faith is her foundation.

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EJ

EJ started writing way back when he was in secondary school, armed with only a guitar and a lot of teenage emotion. Thankfully those questionable ballads have all been lost somewhere in his parents loft. However, 2 years ago he decided to put pen back to paper in an attempt to battle the creative numbness that an out of work actor deals with daily. His poetry is inspired by all the challenges of being 20 something in today's world, he doesn't have many answers or conclusions, mostly questions and confusions.